EU to launch mission to protect Red Sea shipping Monday News

BRUSSELS: EU foreign ministers will meet Monday in Brussels to formally launch a naval mission to help protect international shipping in the Red Sea against attacks from Yemen’s Houthis, officials said.
The Houthis, who control much of war-torn Yemen, have been attacking the vital shipping lane since November in a campaign they say is in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza amid the Israel-Hamas war.
An EU official said Friday that the bloc aims to have the mission — called Aspides, Greek for shield — up and running in a “few weeks” with at least four vessels.

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